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Interviews about Automation and Utopia

I did a few interviews about my book Automation and Utopia over the past year. Once upon a time I was meticulous in documenting and recording all of them on this website (admittedly more for my own records than for the benefit of readers). For some reason, I have lapsed in this practice recently. Anyway, here's my attempt to correct for this oversight with a list of recent interviews. If you want to learn more about the book, check them out:TEDxWarwick - Full Interview with John Danaher on Automation and UtopiaThe Philosopher/Cafe Culture NE - John Danaher in Conversation with Brian D. Earp (embedded above)Modern Wisdom Podcast - What Happens if Robots Automate the World?Technology and Prose Podcast - John Danaher on Automation and Utopia #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your own MailChimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. We recommend moving this block and the preceding CSS link to the HEAD of your HTML file. */ Subscribe to the [More]

The Technological Future of Love

Here's a new draft paper. This one was co-authored with Sven Nyholm and Brian Earp. It is about the role that technology can and will play in reshaping the value of love. It is forthcoming in an edited collection entitled Love: Past, Present and Future. You can access a preprint version of the paper at the links below.Title: The Technological Future of LoveAuthors: Sven Nyholm, John Danaher, Brian EarpLinks: Philpapers; Researchgate; AcademiaAbstract: How might emerging and future technologies-sex robots, love drugs, anti-love drugs, or algorithms to track, quantify, and 'gamify' romantic relationships-change how we understand and value love? We canvass some of the main ethical worries posed by such technologies, while also considering whether there are reasons for "cautious optimism" about their implications for our lives. Along the way, we touch on some key ideas from the philosophies of love and technology.    #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your own MailChimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. We recommend moving this block and the preceding CSS link to the HEAD of your HTML file. */ Subscribe to the [More]

The Disintegration of Community: On Jorge Portilla's Social and Political Philosophy, with Translations of Selected Essays

2021.05.06 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Carlos Sánchez and Francisco Gallegos, The Disintegration of Community: On Jorge Portilla's Social and Political Philosophy, with Translations of Selected Essays, SUNY Press, 2020, 225pp., $32.95 (pbk), ISBN9781438480107. Reviewed by Iain Thomson, University of New Mexico Carlos Sánchez and Francisco Gallegos's collaborative book is a creative and impressive work, at once insightful, imaginative, and illuminating. Here three original philosophical voices -- those of Sánchez, Gallegos, and Jorge Portilla himself -- engage in a wide-ranging and often fascinating three-person dialogue (or trialogue), opening readers' eyes to promising new interpretive paths and raising surprisingly timely questions sure to provoke further discussion and debate. Sánchez's increasingly well-known earlier book, The Suspension of Seriousness: On the Phenomenology of Jorge Portilla (SUNY Press, 2012), translates and interprets Portilla's 1966 masterpiece on "The phenomenology of relajo," Portilla's (apparently untranslatable) name for the distinctive comportmental attunement of those inveterate jokers who persistently reject all the demands and rewards... Read [More]